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$1.7 million x-ray microscope to unleash WSU materials research

PULLMAN, Wash. – When it arrives on campus this October, a powerful new $1.7 million x-ray microscope will help Washington State University scientists develop specialized materials for technologies such as self-healing roads, printable batteries and super-efficient solar cells. » More …

Safe, low-cost sodium battery nets $500k research grant

By Erik Gomez, Voiland College intern

Beckman Banerjee WSU battery research
Beckman, Banerjee (l-r)

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have received a $500,000 Department of Energy grant to develop safer, low-cost batteries for energy storage, a critical component for renewable energy. » More …

Novel 3-D manufacturing builds complex, bio-like materials

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have developed a unique, 3-D manufacturing method that for the first time rapidly creates and precisely controls a material’s architecture from the nanoscale to centimeters – with results that closely mimic the intricate architecture of natural materials like wood and bone. » More …

Dell recalls laptop batteries

WSU has been notified that Dell is recalling certain batteries that were sold with its Inspiron 5000 and 5000(e) notebook computers.To determine whether your battery is part of this recall and subject to the class action, please go to the following Web site: http://support.dell.com/i5000batteryIf you do not have access to the internet, you may call 1-877-237-3355 and a technician will help determine if your battery is affected by this recall.You only have until Oct. 21 to return the affected battery, so go to the Web site as soon as you can to participate.For more information contact Desiree Jacobsen at desiree@wsu.edu.